New York, NY (November 4, 2008)–Creative boutique Bionic provided original music and sound design on The Adventures of Little Shawn and Gus, a series of animated shorts on USA Network.
The eight :50 cartoon vignettes by iconic animator J. J. Sedelmaier (Schoolhouse Rock; Saturday Night Live) show the lead characters of the popular show Psych exploring the mysteries of childhood, buoyed in each episode by a diverse soundtrack.
Creative director Gunilla De Santo of Boomerang Creative, Bionic composer/mixer J. D. McMillin and sound designer Brian Beatrice collaborated closely on each episode. McMillin spanned a range of musical styles, from funk to chase music to ’80s pop and beyond, while Beatrice created realistic sound designs that veered away from traditional cartoons and into filmic sensibilities.
“Each episode was very unique in theme, which made the whole series a lot of fun to work on,” McMillin says. “Little Shawn and Gus allowed us to use a broad range of sound design and music composition styles, and in the end, we were able to put together some really outstanding pieces. We have a great team here at Bionic, and our audio department has the depth necessary to fulfill any needs that a project may have.”
A different cartoon is broadcast each week with the airing of Psych and can be seen online anytime at www.usanetworks.com. McMillin and Beatrice worked on the series with Jason Holtzman, VP creative of USA Networks, J. J. Sedelmaier, and Boomerang Creative’s De Santo.
“Working with JD and Brian was fun and effortless because we were on the same page when it came to creative approach,” De Santo says. “The atmosphere and the level of talent at Bionic really contributed to The Adventures of Little Shawn and Gus.”